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The Coming Disruption in Higher Education in India
The New Education Policy does not look to build on existing strengths in higher education. Instead, its aim is total disruption: a drastic modification in the meaning of higher education itself and…
The Perils of the Digital University
Without proper regulatory clarity and oversight, the emerging policy on online education threatens to turn the university into a shell institution, commandeered by industry for profiteering.
Some Reflections on Effective Teaching and Learning
A teacher of many decades in schools and colleges reflects on what students get energised by and what teachers could stimulate in their pupils.
How Income and Caste Can Affect CLAT Performance
The results of India’s tough Common Law Admission Test are unequal in socio-economic terms, highlighting the deleterious effect that a candidate’s low income and a low caste can have on performance.
Experiments in Education: The early years of Visva Bharati and Dacca University
In 1921, Bengal witnessed the foundation of two universities: Visva Bharati and Dacca. The early years of the institutions give us a portrait of two unique models of education, learning, and pedagogy.
Kaustubh Mani Sengupta
Unshackling Science in India
India has the talent for research, but to realise the potential we need greater outlays, a transformation of the environment, loosening of government control and a recognition, especially in medical…
There is Much to Gain and Little to Fear from Reopening Schools
There is ample scientific and epidemiological evidence to indicate it is safe to reopen schools for children of all ages. It is not a question of whether to reopen schools, but what should be done to…
The English Education of a Kashmiri
"In a conflict-ridden space like Kashmir, can working-class people express and understand the world in a language that is not their own, while simultaneously aspiring to be upwardly mobile? Is…
Ashaq Hussain Parray
Rote Learning and the Destruction of Creativity
The shallow form of schooling with its emphasis on information kills rather than develops curiosity and creativity, all made worse by the importance given to 'marks' recorded in exams. An…
Misreading the Past
A new undergraduate history curriculum reduces the complexity of the past to simplistic ideas of religious difference. The official promotion of such ahistorical thinking adds weight to the project…